What Are Core Beliefs?

What Are Core Beliefs?

What  are ‘Core Beliefs’ and how do they keep us trapped in a life we never wanted?  As the name implies, ‘Core Beliefs’ live at the very core of our being.  These are the beliefs that are imprinted in the first few years of life before we had the ability to reason. Negative Core Beliefs are the most insidious beliefs because they mould and shape our personality and our view of ourselves and our world. Negative Core Beliefs are the...

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“Secrets And Lies”

“Secrets And Lies”

"Honesty is hardly ever heard, but mostly what I need from you.” – Billy Joel Liar, Liar, Pants on fire yell children to each other when they get hurt or belittled.  So why do we start telling lies? Lying usually begins in childhood and is done to try to protect ourselves from something we have done or imagined is bad or wrong so we don’t get punished. If we believe we are being accused of something, we immediately go into a defensive...

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Everybody Worries About Money

Everybody Worries About Money

"Everybody Worries About Money" The very rich worry about what to do with their vast wealth; where to spend it, how much tax they have to pay on it, if the people they have administering it are trustworthy, how much to give to charity to offset their tax bill, what death duties will do to it and how much their children will inherit when they die. Moderately wealthy people worry about losing their hard-earned, hard-won money.  So they invest...

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Do You Ever Think You’re Stupid?

Do You Ever Think You’re Stupid?

Most of us believe we’re stupid! That’s a bold statement to make you might say, but when a person’s intelligence is measured by whether we can pass tests or not, it’s no wonder then that we come to believe we’re stupid. Plus, stupid is a word children bandy around to describe anything they don’t understand. Not only does not passing tests, not mean we are stupid, it means that being judged on our intellectual prowess damns most of us...

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Addicted To Our Addictions

Addicted To Our Addictions

You wouldn’t believe the lengths that people will go to avoid dealing with their emotional pain. Or perhaps you would because you are suffering from one of these addictions right now? Alcohol, prescription and recreational drugs, cosmetic surgery, gambling, food, extreme sports and exercise, computer games, shopping, obsessions, sex mania, destructive relationships, hoarding, addictions of all sorts. Every day you promise yourself, “This is...

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How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

“This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man” Will Shakespeare; Emotional Intelligence is being aware of what is happening to us ‘as its happening’. This can include recognising the ‘voice over’  of our ‘negative beliefs’ or being aware that our buttons have been pushed and that we are feeling angry, embarrassed, humiliated, right now! Some of these...

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